Born in Charleston, South Carolina, I have been helping people with financial problems, financial planning and creditor abuse matters for over 40 years. My goal is to have my clients in better shape when their legal matter is concluded than when it bagan.
- Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
- Consumer Law
- Class Action, Lemon Law
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
I meet with you for up to 1 hour at no charge. I often find that I cannot handle a matter and refer you to an attorney I would use if I had the same legal problem.
Not all cases are suitable for contingent fee representation.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
You will be responsible for costs and expenses even if I take your case on a contingent fee basis.
- South Carolina
- 4th Circuit
- University of South Carolina School of Law
- Juris Doctor (1975)
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- - Current
- Activities: participate in forums on national issues.
- South Carolina State Bar
- - Current
- Q. 2nd mortgage on their house and then filed bankruptcy with the 2nd included then discharged can they still bill this
- A: The answer will depend on the type of chapter and discharge you were in. Probably, you would have no personal liability, but, the lien on the property may have survived. Without more information, the answer is unclear. You need to contact an attorney who understands the law to obtain advice for your situation.
- Q. mom filed br. i cosigned on one personal loan. my name is on br form, but not filing. will i have to pay those payments?
- A: If you co-signed on a loan for anyone, you are liable for repayment if the person you co-signed for does not pay the debt. The creditor can and probably will come after you for any amounts it does not receive. Bankruptcy will not keep the creditor from coming after you.
- Q. Do I have the right to repair and deduct for a built in oven that has not been fixed
- A: You must give your landlord a reasonable amount of time to repair the oven. You should probably give the landlord written notice if the oven is not repaired within a reasonable period of time, you will make the repair yourself and deduct the amount from the monthly rental payment. You should review your lease and strictly comply with any notice requirements set forth in the lease agreement. Make sure that you send the notice to the address set forth in the lease even if you have been sending the rental payments to a different address. You appear to be in a state other than South Carolina and I am not licensed to practice in any other state. You should probably contact an attorney who practices in the state the property is located as there may be other rules that I would not be aware of.